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PIANO ROLLS AND DISKLAVIER DISCS
A piano roll is a long roll of paper, approximately 11¼ inches wide, with thousands of small holes, or perforations, punched in rows over the length of the roll. The position of each perforation directly corresponds to a note on the piano. The rolls are made specifically for use in a "player piano", or as they are sometimes known, a "pianola". A player piano is a modified piano, and is generally larger in size to accommodate the additional mechanics required for the automatic player system. They were very popular in the early to mid 1900's but are rarely seen today. The words to the song are usually printed on the roll, and are visible as the music is played. The overall sound is much fuller than usual, as the roll can simultaneously play what at least three pianists could.
USA 2001 QRS Music 11-053 a
a Played by Charles Czarnecki
Australia 1988 Mastertouch S9619 b
b Played by David Cundy
From the back side of the cardboard sleeve:
This innovative series enables your Disklavier Mark III Piano to perform with the world“s most popular CDs. Using Yamaha“s PianoSmart Technology, the enclosed companion diskette will magically empower your Disklavier Mark III piano to accompany the exciting audio perfomance from the designated CD (only use the CD listed on the front of this package - the commercial CD is not included and must be purchased separately).
USA 2003 HL00505513 c
c Played by Jarrod J. Radnich.
A DAY WITHOUT RAIN
USA 2003 HL00503641 d
d Played by Jason Nyberg, contains the 11 tracks from the US version.
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